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“Good for breakfast near Fishermans Wharf”
Review of Hollywood Cafe

Hollywood Cafe
Ranked #12 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Bath, UK
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good for breakfast near Fishermans Wharf”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We wanted to visit this place having read the reviews and I was very pleased to find it was close to our hotel (Best Western Tuscan Inn). We turned up around 8:15 am and had to wait a few minutes but that wasn't a problem as we put our name on the waiting list and had the chance to look at the menu in the meantime.

The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was fresh and tasty with huge portions (frankly too big for us). I had Eggs Benedict with hash browns, which was very good and my partner had an omlette, both came with fresh fruit on the side.

The only reason I haven't given this an excellent rating is that we also ate at Mama's on Washington Square which I felt was better, if a little more expensive.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JH1_9
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you JH,

We appreciate your having breakfast with us and would love to see you again. We agree Mama's is another good breakfast spot and are happy to hear you are enjoying the great food in San Francisco!
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

My daughter, granddaughter and I visited there last week. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. My granddaughter ordered something that was not on the menu and they fixed it for her. We all loved it there. I will be going back. The portions were huge and the tab was cheap.

  • Visited May 2013
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you for the great review, Debbie. We appreciate your bringing three generations to have breakfast with us and will look forward to your coming back soon.
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fabulous Breakfast with Amazing Fruit!!!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I totally understand why this place gets such rave reviews!! The food is very good and the presentation of their fruit bowl is out of this world!!! We went the second morning into our trip and got there soon after opening. We only waited about 10 minutes for a table and service was quick and very efficient. No complaints except wish it was closer so we could go back again!!!! Thanks for a great meal and memory!

Visited May 2013
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Thank jbags39
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Hi Jbags,

Thank you for having breakfast with us and we appreciate the great review.
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“The BEST!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you're in the Fisherman's Wharf area you MUST have breakfast here! The service is 2nd to none and the food is absolutely delicious. The fresh fruit dish had at least a dozen different kinds of fruit and each piece was in perfect condition. We had eggs benny, western omlette, French toast and eggs with the 'special' hashbrowns ..... all were fabulous. It's no wonder why this place has such a high TripAdvisor rating.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RedRose55
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you for the kind words, RedRose. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope you'll visit again one day.
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“Didn't go away hungry”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Can see why this place is rated so well. The food was very good, my wife had a fresh fruit bowl that was overflowing with all kinds of fresh berries, melon chunks, and pieces of citrus. The portions were huge so we got more than our money's worth. We walked right in at around 8:00 with no wait and wait staff began tending to us almost immediately. After placing our order a complimentary plate of toasted sourdough bread arrived and our food was not far behind, within about 10 minutes after ordering. Stopped here prior to our ferry to Alcatraz and would recommend for breakfast to anyone visiting the nearby attractions.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank fftrumpy
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you for having your breakfast with us Fftrumpy and we appreciate the 5-stars. We'd love to see you again on your next visit.
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